H.R. 1980: Quicker Veterans Benefits Delivery Act

Introduced:
May 14, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
1% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
Timothy Walz
Representative for Minnesota's 1st congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
May 14, 2013
Length
5 pages
Related Bills
S. 935 (Related)
Quicker Veterans Benefits Delivery Act of 2013

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 13, 2013

 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on May 14, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced May 14, 2013
Referred to Committee May 14, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

11% chance of getting past committee.
1% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

 
Full Title

To amend title 38, United States Code, to prohibit the Secretary of Veterans Affairs from requesting additional medical examinations of veterans who have submitted sufficient medical evidence provided by non-Department medical professionals and to improve the efficiency of processing certain claims for disability compensation by veterans, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
26 cosponsors (19D, 7R) (show)
Committees

House Veterans' Affairs

Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs

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Library of Congress Summary

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5/14/2013--Introduced.
Quicker Veterans Benefits Delivery Act - Prohibits the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA), during the six-year period after the enactment of this Act, from requesting a medical examination in connection with a claim for veterans' disability compensation when the claimant submits medical evidence provided by a non-VA medical professional that is competent, credible, probative, and otherwise adequate for making a claim decision.
Requires the Secretary, during the same period: (1) to assign a prestabilization disability rating of total, 50%, or 30%, as appropriate; (2) to provide temporary minimum disability ratings for veterans not assigned a permanent rating; and (3) to not count any veteran assigned a prestabilization or temporary minimum rating under any backlog of unassigned ratings.
Authorizes the Secretary, during the same period, to certify benefit payments by mail or account deposit before the first day of the month for which such payments are due.

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